Laboratory Journal – Business Web for Users in Science and Industry en Online Auction from BVA-Auctions: Complete Inventory of a Bio Pharmaceuticals Company The Online Auction from the premises of the former Boehringer Ingelheim Health Operations B.V. due to termination of activities at Weesp: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 14:02:00 +0000 Caffeine as a biomarker for Parkinson's disease Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system, affecting the latter’s motor system — the part controlling bodily motion. Its symptoms include shaking, rigidity and difficulty with walking. There is evidence that daily caffeine consumption reduces the risk of developing Parkinson's. Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:12:00 +0000 The Scanpy Software Processes Huge Amounts of Single-Cell Data Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich have developed a program that is able to help manage enormous datasets. The software, named Scanpy, is a candidate for analyzing the Human Cell Atlas, and has recently been published in Genome Biology. Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:22:00 +0000 Sea Levels on the Rise, as Satellite Data Tells Global sea level rise is not cruising along at a steady 3 mm per year, it's accelerating a little every year, like a driver merging onto a highway, according to a powerful new assessment led by CIRES Fellow Steve Nerem. He and his colleagues harnessed 25 years of satellite data to calculate that the rate is increasing by about 0.08 mm/year every year--which could mean an annual rate of sea level rise of 10 mm/year, or even more, by 2100. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 21:01:00 +0000 Internet of Things: Gilson Launches Cloud Enabled Pipette Gilson launches Gilson Connect, a cloud-connected platform that powers a product line of Bluetooth-enabled, smart liquid handling devices designed to help scientists achieve verifiable science. The first smart products include the Trackman Connected and Pipetman M Connected. Fri, 09 Feb 2018 07:39:00 +0000 Small Molecule Could Help Arthritis Patients Will there come a time when a patient with arthritis can forgo joint replacement surgery in favor of a shot? Keck School of Medicine of USC scientist Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, has reason to be optimistic. Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:04:00 +0000 The Austrian Company Qness becomes part of Verder Scientific The Verder Group acquired the majority of the Austrian company Qness GmbH, thereby extending the portfolio of its Scientific Division with a product line for hardness testing. Qness is a leading manufacturer of hardness testing machines which comply with recognized standards like Brinell, Vickers, Knoop and Rockwell. The instruments are used both for industrial applications and material research. Moreover, the company specializes in custom-made test lines. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:02:00 +0000 Dive Into the World of Molecules From the outside, it looks like a futuristic meditation exercise. In reality, it’s part of the Computer-Assisted Drug Design course run by Gisbert Schneider, Professor in the field of the same name. In this case, reality has two components – the glasses worn by the students convey a mixed reality. Wed, 07 Feb 2018 13:52:00 +0000 Nicole Elleuche to Be New Managing and Administrative Director The European XFEL Council, the highest governing organ of European XFEL, appointed Dr. Nicole Elleuche as European XFEL’s new administrative director. She will take up duty at European XFEL on 1 April 2018. Her responsabilities will include human resources, procurement, finance and legal affairs. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:02:00 +0000 Liquid Crystals Form Nano Rings When the liquid crystals are filled into cylindrical nanopores and heated, their molecules form ordered rings as they cool – a condition that otherwise does not naturally occur in the material. This behavior allows nanomaterials with new optical and electrical properties, as the team led by Patrick Huber from Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) report. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:27:00 +0000 Methylene Blue as Malaria Killer? Research shows that the dye methylene blue is a safe antimalarial that kills malaria parasites at an unprecedented rate. Within two days, patients are cured of the disease and no longer transmit the parasite if they are bitten again by a mosquito. This discovery was made by Radboud university medical center scientists and international colleagues during a research project conducted in Mali. The results will be published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on February 6th. Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:24:00 +0000 Nano-Switches in the Cell Mitochondria, best known for their role as cellular power plants, perform numerous vital tasks in the cell. During cell respiration, reactive oxygen species can be formed in mitochondria. If these are present in excess, their high reactivity leads to irreparable damage to important cellular components. This so-called oxidative stress is assumed to play a causal role in many diseases and in ageing processes. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:18:00 +0000 Manufacturing of Organic Solar Cells The ability to use cheap materials and simple manufacturing methods are two huge advantages of printed organic solar cells. Olle Inganäs, professor at Linköping University, is head of a research group that has now developed an even simpler method to manufacture solar cell modules. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:49:00 +0000 Super-adsorbent MOF Humidity control is a vital aspect of air conditioning, but high energy requirements make conventional methods expensive and environmentally damaging. Researchers at Kaust have developed a metal-organic framework (MOF) that, within its range of applications, could control humidity in an eco-friendly and cost-effective way. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:35:00 +0000 Workbench for Virus Design ETH researchers have developed a technology platform that allows them to systematically modify and customise bacteriophages. This technology is a step towards making phage therapies a powerful tool for combating dangerous pathogens. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 10:48:00 +0000 Agreement between Corning and Cytosmart for Cell Counting Device Corning Incorporated and Cytosmart Technologies BV today announced an agreement that will simplify mammalian cell counting in laboratories around the world. Cell counting is a critical step in subcultivation in the cell culture workflow. Corning is the exclusive supplier of the Corning Cell Counter which features new technology developed by Cytosmart and offers superior speed for automated cell counting.  This device will be available through Corning´s global sales team and worldwide distribution network. Mon, 05 Feb 2018 07:49:00 +0000 Obituary:_Conrad Naber, Founder of Nabertherm Nabertherm GmbH grieves for their company founder and former managing director, Mr. Conrad Naber who died on January 29, 2018 in the age of 95 years. Mr. Conrad Naber founded the company in Bremen in September 1947 and in the following years developed it into an internationally renowned furnace manufacturer. Moving the company to Lilienthal in 1954 he provided for the necessary space for a continuous expansion. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 10:25:00 +0000 Young Chemist Award For Chi-En Lin Metrohm USA is pleased to announce the winner of its 2018 Young Chemist Award, Chi-En Lin. Chi-En is a Ph.D. candidate at Arizona State University where he works under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey T. La Belle, Assistant Professor at the School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 08:28:00 +0000 Electrons Zipping Around in Crystals The end of the silicon age has begun. As computer chips approach the physical limits of miniaturization and power-hungry processors drive up energy costs, scientists are looking to a new crop of exotic materials that could foster a new generation of computing devices that promise to push performance to new heights while skimping on energy consumption. Fri, 02 Feb 2018 07:48:00 +0000 Flexibility of Red Blood Cells One of today's sharpest imaging tools, super-resolution microscopy, produces sparkling images of what until now has been the blurry interior of cells, detailing not only the cell's internal organs and skeleton, but also providing insights into cells' amazing flexibility. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:54:00 +0000 Hydrogen Generation From Water Washington State University researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water - an important key to making clean energy more viable. Using inexpensive nickel and iron, the researchers developed a very simple, five-minute method to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst required for the chemical reaction to split water. Thu, 01 Feb 2018 11:44:00 +0000 Adenovirus Against Cancer Viruses have their own genetic material and can infect human cells in a very specific manner. They will then reproduce as directed by their own genes but using the resources of the host cell. These properties make them interesting "gene shuttles" to fight hereditary diseases or cancer. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 10:31:00 +0000 Refractive index detection at the next level The detector is the “eye” of an HPLC system. Without this crucial component no conclusions can be drawn from the previous separation. That’s why choosing the right detection method is important for the success of an HPLC analysis. Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:21:00 +0000 Otto Roelen Medal 2018 for Charlotte K. Williams Prof. Charlotte K. Williams from Oxford University / UK receives the Otto Roelen Medal 2018. This prize will be awarded by Dechema and the German Catalysis Society in recognition of her developments in the field of highly active catalysts for carbon dioxide copolymerization. The award ceremony will take place on 15 March 2018 during the 51th Annual Meeting of German Catalysis Scientists in Weimar / Germany. Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:17:00 +0000 Endress+Hauser continues to grow in China Only five years after the most recent expansion in China, the Endress+Hauser Group has once again increased production capacity with a third plant in Suzhou, 100 kilometers west of Shanghai. The 16,500-square-meter facility will help the Group meet disproportionately high growth in the Far East. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 13:07:00 +0000